He said that both his Fifth Amendment rights and First Amendment rights would be violated if the court ordered him to register, as the DOJ is seeking, particularly as it would contradict previous statements Wynn made to the government asserting he had not acted as a foreign agent under the law.
“The government is free to disagree with Wynn’s statements—and it can state that disagreement publicly—but it cannot force Wynn to (1) provide evidence that could be used to prosecute him for perjury or false statements; 和 (2) state his agreement with a government message he disputes,” Wynn said in the filing.
最后, he said that the alleged conduct did not meet FARA’s definition of a “request” requiring registration, nor did it amount to the type of “political activities” contemplated by the law.
Wynn said that “the Complaint alleges only that Wynn was asked by Sun to deliver a message from the PRC to the Administration, and that Wynn did so while expressly disclosing that the message was coming from the PRC.”
“Merely delivering a message on behalf of a foreign government and checking on its status, without any accompanying efforts to influence on behalf of the foreign government, falls outside the scope of FARA,” 他写了.
With the motion, Wynn filed a 2018 letter his attorneys sent to the DOJ explaining why they did not think he was required to register under the law.
The government has until August 15 to respond to Wynn’s motion.